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09.17.2013 Ukraine. A rocky monastery

On September 15, 2013 the post of Ukraine introduced into circulation a postage block devoted to the 1000 anniversary of the Holy Useknovensky Lyadova Monastery based by the ancestor of the Russian monkhood Saint Antony Pechersky. On stamp and block margins are presented the monastic rocky monastery and a view on Dniester more coolly and on Lyadovo village. The scope of issue repeats a plot presented on one of stamps of the previous Ukrainian block "Vinnytsia region" which message is published on the website Ukrafil in News of September 12, 2013.

Design of block and cancel: V. Taran.
Multicolored; printing – offset
Block perforation: frame 11 1/2
Size of block: 105 x 54 mm.
Size of stamps in block: 45,24 х 49,28 mm.
Protection of block: microprint  «В. Таран».
Edition of block: 65 000 copies.
Printed on SE “Integrated Printing Plant “Ukraina” for production of securities”.

The Holy Useknovensky Lyadova rocky man's Monastery is located in Lyadovo village of Vinnytsia region on high cretaceous rocks with curative sources from which height the panorama of a valley of the Dniestr River opens. According to the legend it was based in 1013 by Saint Antony Pechersky who became later also the founder of Kiev Pecherskaya Lavra, on his way from sacred Mount Athos to Kiev. Useknovensky Lyadova Monastery was the first cave monastery based by Antony Pechersky and the first Christian monastery in this region.

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